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Ecological assets (abbreviated eco-assets) offer landowners an opportunity to
- generate new revenues,
- increase property value, or
- reduce environmental compliance costs linked to degraded properties.
Eco-assets can be earned by:
- conserving wetlands and stream zones
- conserving rare habitats and the species they support,
- enhancing forest and soil carbon sequestration,
- accelerating high quality aquifer recharge, and
- creating eco-friendly runoff buffers
Compatible use provisions enable landowners to continue many existing land management practices (such as grazing or selective timber harvesting) while designating acres for long term protection via conservation easements.
Development and sale of mitigation credits offers opportunities to earn revenue that can add to the business bottom line or help offset operating costs. Sale prices for mitigation credits have compared favorably against more traditional commodities such as corn, cattle and even gold.
Eco-assets can also boost land appraisals the same way undiscovered minerals or oil and gas could do.
For examples of how this works see our Landowner Value Slide Deck located here.
EASI works with property owners to develop ecological assets — drawing on our Area Hot Spot Analysis, our Mitigation Banking Site Selection Framework, or our four-part Mitigation Bank Development Methodology shown below.
The four basic steps (and action items) leading to a successful mitigation bank include:
EASI has the experience and know how to help you all along the way — including our specialized ability to accurately forecast potential earnings from future mitigation credit sales based on detailed price and demand indicators.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore ways of developing eco-asset revenues on your property.